Day: September 15, 2020

UK Inks Trade Deal With Japan Just as EU Talks Sour | Business News

By PAN PYLAS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. secured its first major post-Brexit trade deal on Friday after signing an agreement with Japan just as discussions with the European Union appeared to be teetering on the brink of collapse.

The deal, which is largely a rollover of one the U.K. enjoyed as a member of the EU, has only been agreed upon in principle. Other rollover deals are in the works, too, including with Canada and South Korea.

“The agreement we have negotiated — in record time and in challenging circumstances — goes far beyond the existing EU deal, as it secures new wins for British businesses in our great manufacturing, food and drink, and tech industries,” said Britain’s international trade secretary, Liz Truss, who pointed to concessions on English sparkling wine and Wensleydale cheese.

The government said U.K. businesses will benefit from tariff-free trade on 99% of

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DeFi Protocol Linear Finance Raises $1.8M in Seed Round


Big Oil Goes Looking for a Career Change

(Bloomberg) — For most of the past century, Big Oil executives found it pretty easy to explain to investors how their businesses worked. Just locate more of the commodities that everyone needed, extract and process them as cheaply as possible, and watch the profits flow.That’s all over now. The change has been so profound that the chief executive officer of BP Plc recently found himself hyping the profit potential of another commodity. “People may not know—BP sells coffee. We sold 150 million cups of coffee last year,” Bernard Looney said in an interview in August, referring to beverage kiosks attached to the company’s fuel stations. “This is a very strong business. It’s a growth business.”Perhaps it was tongue-in-cheek, or a way for the leader of the world’s fifth-largest international oil company to emphasize a relationship with consumers. But it’s clear Looney

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Why all life insurance policies should be issued in paperless format

a person sitting at a table using a laptop: Why all life insurance policies should be issued in paperless format

© M Saraswathy
Why all life insurance policies should be issued in paperless format

When S Marakatham’s husband passed away in Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu, she didn’t even have a clue about his three life insurance policies, cumulatively worth Rs 20 lakh. When the premium was due, she got a call from the company officials who were then informed that the policyholder had died. While one would presume that Marakatham would have received the claim amount.

The process wasn’t so simple!

Due to being unaware of an insurance being purchased, she was not able to locate the original policy documents. The insurance company refused to pay the death claim unless Marakatham submitted the documents. By this time, 30 days had passed since her husband’s death.

Insurance rules stipulate that an insurance claim has to be filed within 90 days of the policyholder’s death with the necessary documents like death certificate, age

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How Can Photographers Make Money Online During A Pandemic?

The COVID-19 virus has left many professional and freelance photographers with almost no work to do. Social distancing, government restrictions and postponed or canceled events mean almost nothing to gain in a profession that relies on physical presence and contact, both on the part of the photographer and that of the clients. 

If you are a struggling photographer, there is no need to worry because there are ways to keep your business up and running without the need to be physically present in front of others. These include selling stock photos through stock photography services such as Scopio. To make it sweeter, Scopio is just one of many options for you so let’s check out some money-making avenues that can help you as a photographer in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

1. Online Workshops And Courses

online courses Online courses Photo: Tumisu/ Pixabay

If you are already an expert photographer or

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Can You Get A Personal Loan Even If You Have Student Debt?

When you need to take a loan for whatever reason, personal loans can undoubtedly help. This type of loan is repaid in monthly installments over a set period of time, typically ranging from 1 to 7 years.

Moreover, the loan amount you can take out will rely on your credit history. However, offers usually fall between 1,000 dollars and 50,000 dollars. Even so, if you bear a high amount of educational debt, you might be thinking about your chances of getting approved for a personal loan.

Keep in mind that lenders examine or evaluate borrowers in many different ways. It always helps to know the steps you need to obtain the funding you need and where you stand. Do you want to know more? Read on!

Things Lenders Assess In Personal Loan Applications

A personal loan is typically unsecured. It means that you do not have to offer or show

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